Monday, July 25, 2011


Well, I got the 11th NY Zouaves out of New York harbor tonight. Hopefully they will be in the Capital by tomorrow.

I taught writing today. We made maps. I told them about the maps I had to find in order to write about AL in Chapter 1. I also showed the kids maps of everything from Hogwarts to Middle earth--I think most of them got the idea. tomorrow we outline possible stories.

I think I'd rather be home writing. Here is a picture of some of New York's firefighters who signed up in 1861--regular B'hoys!


  1. "He who noteth even the fall of a sparrow will have some purpose even in the fate of one like me."

    Elmer Ellsworth

  2. I am using part of that so-sad quote for the chapter concerning EE's death. I am not looking forward to that chapter, alas.